Love In The Time Of Science

Lyrics / Love In The Time Of Science

To Be Free

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White

Once in a house on a hill
A boy got angry
He broke into my heart

For a day and a night
I stayed beside him
Until I had no hope

So I came down the hill
Of course I was hurt
But then I started to think

It shouldn't hurt me to be free
It's what I really need
To pull myself together
But if it's so good being free
Would you mind telling me
Why I don't know what to do with myself

There's a bar by the dock
Where I found myself
Drinking with this man
He offered me a cigarette
And I accepted
'Cause it's been a very long time
As it burned 'till the end
I thought of the boy
No one could ever forget

It shouldn't hurt me to be free
It's what I really need
To pull myself together
But if it's so good being free
Would you mind telling me
Why I don't know what to do with myself

To pull myself together
But if it's so good being free
Would you mind telling me
Why I don't know what to do with myself

To pull myself together
But if it's so good being free
Would you mind telling me
Why I don't know what to do with myself

Wednesday's Child

 / Songwriter: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths

Scatterbrain
You've been crying in the rain
You've been drowning in your pain
Ain't gonna die

Do the right thing
Win or lose
Don't confuse
Wednesday's child

Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paa
Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paaa
Pa pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paa
Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paaa

Walk on by me
Don't deny me
Anytime

Scatterbrain
You've been crying in the rain (crying in the rain)
You've been drowning in your pain (drowning in your pain)
Ain't gonna die

Do the right thing
Win or lose
Don't confuse
Wednesday's child

Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paa
Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paaa
Pa pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paa
Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paaa

Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paa
Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paaa
Pa pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paa
Pa-pa-pa-pa pa pa-pa-paaa

Scatter brain
You've been crying in the rain
You've been drowning in your pain
Ain't gonna die

Baby Blue

 / Songwriter: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths

Boxing shadows in my sleep
It's the company I keep
The perfect exercise
As I grow older

I can't believe what God has done
He took the heat out of the sun
And now it seems the world
Is growing colder

Between the pleasure and the pain
Wishing your life away
No more sinister than sane
Briefing your life away
Between the flicker and the flame
No one can explain
Baby blue is born again

I'm looking for some place to go
Sucking out screams in stereo
Before my very eyes
I saw her drowning

Keep my daughter in a jar
She can't get out she won't go far
Her heart is in my mouth
But still keep pounding

Between the pleasure and the pain
Wishing your life away
No more sinister than sane
Briefing your life away
Between the flicker and the flame
No one can explain
Baby blue is born again

Between the pleasure and the pain
Wishing your life away
No more sinister than sane
Briefing your life away
Between the flicker and the flame
No one can explain
Baby blue is born again

Dead Things

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White

You're like me
We're both alone
What's the problem
I don't know
With the same high
The same eyes
But you can't borrow my clothes all the time

Bad things
Dead things
Sad things have to happen
Sometimes

I let the snow
Melt in my mouth
Until my head hurts
Until I'm out
Makes me laugh a bit
Makes me cry
Same way you confuse me all the time

Bad things
Dead things
Sad things have to happen

Bad things
Dead things
Sad things have to happen

Bad things
Dead things
Sad things have to happen

Sometimes
Sometimes
Sometimes
Sooometimes

Unemployed In Summertime


Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White


Let's get drunk on saturday
Walk on Primrose Hill
Until we lose our way
We'll get sunburned on the grass
Playing silly buggers 'till I make a pass
And you laugh at my face

Unemployed in summertime
I've only just turned 21, I'll be ok
Unemployed in summertime
Don't need money 'cause we're young
I'll just stay awake till the morning
With make up all over my face

Sorry don't get mad at me
I just did the sex quizz
From your magazine
You're my best friend in the world
Just like me you don't do
Anything you're told

Unemployed in summertime
I've only just turned 21, I'll be ok
Unemployed in summertime
Don't need money 'cause we're young
I'll just stay awake till the morning
With make up all over my face

On a mission for my summer kiss
I close my eyes and wet my lips
But then I miss, and you laugh at my face

Unemployed in summertime
I've only just turned 21, I'll be ok
Unemployed in summertime
Don't need money 'cause we're young
I'll just stay awake till the morning
With make up all over my face

Unemployed in summertime
I'v only just turned 21, I'll be ok

Easy

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White, Siggi Baldursson

It's not an accident
You mean to touch me
And that's exactly why I'm here
A trick of confidence
Twenty years inside
You're exactly what I need

But I bide
Don't have time to play
So put your toys away

Don't take it easy
Why should we take easy yeah
Should we take it easy

I break into the park
With the insects
Stricking up the costume ball
The light is lovely here
In the neon glow
I could never want for more

But I bide
Don't have time to play
So put your toys away

Don't take it easy
Why should we take easy yeah
Should we take it easy
Why should we take easy yeah
Should we take it easy
Why should we take easy yeah
Easy yeah

Fingertips


Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White, Siggi Baldursson


Before I can open my all to eager eyes
Everything changes from the oceans to the skies
Perpetual emotion sadder place by me
Everything's breathing my air in all of tree

Yet my fingertips
Have a special sound
Yet my fingertips
They go around and round

This comical wisdom
Creeps into my brain
Away of my nerve
And also free of pain

Yet my fingertips
Have a special sound
Yet my fingertips
They go around and round

Pa-pa-pa-ra-raaa-a
Pa-pa-pa-ra-raaa-a

Electrical current
Hallowed be the name
Live my emotions
And vanish all my shame

Yet my fingertips
Have a special sound
Yet my fingertips
Smell of sodden ground

Before I can open my all to eager eyes (all to eager eyes)
Everything changes from the oceans to the skies

Yet my fingertips
Have a special sound
Yet my fingertips
They go round and round

Pa-pa-pa-ra-raaa-a
Pa-pa-pa-ra-raaa-a

Telepathy

 / Songwriter: Siggi Baldursson, Johann G. Johannsson

Think of me very scientifically
Share your thoughts with me
Send them over land and see

They seep through walls
Echo down abandoned halls
Let me see your joy and fear

How can it be we never see
What we have until it's gone
Why is it so we never know
What we have until it's gone

The more I try, all the faster you'll slip by
So vaporize
Slide to me like liquid ice
I can see into your eyes

Why is it so we never know
What we have until it's gone
Until we burn we never learn
What we have until it's gone

Scientifically
Scientifically

I can see into your eyes
The deepest blue of winter skies

Why is it so we never know
What we have until it's gone
Until we burn we never learn
What we have until it's gone

Tuna Fish


Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White, Siggi Baldursson


I am lying in my bed
Watching spider eat the fly
I say: "How is that is breakfast TV for you"
A little later I'm sitting by the window looking out
The red army is really blowing up the street

I'm too stale to eat breakfast
So I smell my fingertips
A cup of coffee won't do for me

How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by and they never even try
How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by

Guess it's time for a walk
Just to read some license plates
What is autumn doing creeping up to me
Going on the tube to scream when the train arrives
Rubbing cress on my skin, God it smells so nice
All the same I'd think I'll go on rolling up the hill
If I'm lucky you won't see me

How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by come and ask me why
How days creep by in the greying sky
How days creep by

Did you know that tuna fish
Float up to the surface
Belly to the moonlight just to cool down their heart down
'Cause it helps them just to think about the hurtful things
I guess it's just one wait to get them some sedation

How days creep by - In the greying sky
How days creep by - And they definitely die
How days creep by - In the greying sky
How days creep by

How days creep by - And they definitely die
How days creep by come and ask me why
How days creep by
How days creep by
How days creep by

Summerbreeze

 / Songwriter: Mark Abis

It might have been a while
Since you've been loved
Like you should be loved

It might have been a while
Since you've been kissed
Like you should be kissed

In tender loving arms
Might be something you miss

Well summerbreeze is blowing through your window
And summerbreeze is blowing through your hair
And something in your eyes that you cannot disguise
Don't tell me it ain't there

It might have been a while
Since you've been loved
By one who really loves you

It might have been a while
Since you could trust
That someone really cares

When people like us
Meant to go 'round in pairs

Summerbreeze is blowing through your window
And summerbreeze is blowing through your hair
Something in your eyes that took me by surprise
Don't tell me that it ain't there

Sea People

 / Songwriter: Emilíana Torrini, Francis 'Eg' White

Can you ever see me as you did before
Can you ever see me like you did once more
When I look into your eyes
I can breathe in water
Like you

When you say goodbye
My lungs ache filled with water
'Cause I will always love you